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Century meaning

century - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. A hundred; as, a century of sonnets; an aggregate of a hundred things.
  2. 2. A division of the Roman people formed according to their property, for the purpose of voting for civil officers.
  3. 3. One of sixty companies into which a legion of the army was divided. It was Commanded by a centurion.
  4. 4. A hundred years.

century - examples of usage

  1. One of the last border reivers was, however, of this family, and lived within the beginning of the last century. - "Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3)", Walter Scott.
  2. I shall here exhibit a defective list of our principal officers during the last century. - "An History of Birmingham (1783)", William Hutton.
  3. It seemed miraculous to his twentieth- century ideas that such a condition of things could prevail. - "The Son of his Father", Ridgwell Cullum.
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